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    Default Re: Wits engineers have built an affordable off the grid system


    The problem is that the system is 12V only, so you need all 12V appliances.

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    Saw this a few weeks ago in the media, very curious about the exact hardware they use. I think itís okay for a small system or rural settlement, but if you want to run your typical 4 person house thatís situated in a nice neighborhood with all the bells and whistles, then a proper big boy system will be a better solution. Or thatís what I suspect

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    Looks like a battery and some cigarette plugs?
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    I asked for more info in Dec and got an info pack from them. The system is initially meant for 12v devices but can accept an inverter for 220V. More info from them to follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    I asked for more info in Dec and got an info pack from them. The system is initially meant for 12v devices but can accept an inverter for 220V. More info from them to follow.
    But being a 12v system the inverter feasibly won't be able to run more than a few hundred watts at max?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    But being a 12v system the inverter feasibly won't be able to run more than a few hundred watts at max?
    add batteries, modules etc. same as normal solar system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    add batteries, modules etc. same as normal solar system.
    From what I have heard 12v systems dont handle high watt inverters very well due to the high draw on the 12v side, just 500W is going to be pulling 42A.

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    Default Re: Wits engineers have built an affordable off the grid system

    Here are the system that i build 3 years ago at my horse stables.
    1 x 80w solar panel, 1 x 100ah battery, 10 x 12v led strip lights etc, one energizer etc.
    Cheap and problem free.
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    Default Re: Wits engineers have built an affordable off the grid system

    No revelation in the Wits engineers design plan as far as i can see...

    Plug and play is practiced all over the country with the main difference being that the thieves are not putting anything back.

    I can't see this system being exempt from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kari View Post
    the problem is that the system is 12v only, so you need all 12v appliances.
    ******assuming all DC: tesla slowly rotates in his grave*********
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    Default Re: Wits engineers have built an affordable off the grid system

    Quote Originally Posted by deanMorris View Post
    ******assuming all DC: tesla slowly rotates in his grave*********
    Viva Edison!
    I bet that when you start your day the first time you switch on an AC device is when you get to the kitchen..
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    That just looks stolen from a camping trailer.

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    Default Re: Wits engineers have built an affordable off the grid system

    Agreed
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    Yep Agree

    Much more innovation and versatility in my trailer self built electrickery setup

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